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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Inventer et mobiliser le local = Inventing and mobilising the local
Editor:Hagberg, StenISNI
Year:2009
Issue:31-32
Pages:209
Language:English
Series:Bulletin
City of publisher:Münster
Publisher:LIT Verlag
ISBN:9783643105356
Geographic terms:West Africa
Guinea-Bissau
Niger
Nigeria
Subjects:decentralization
local politics
community participation
Abstract:Around the turn of this century, West African villages, rural towns, and urban neighbourhoods experienced changes resulting from democratization and decentralization processes. Much hope was invested in decentralization policies in the 1990s. Today, it is necessary to investigate everyday decentralization practices. In this volume, authors of different scholarly backgrounds focus on political, economic and cultural aspects of decentralization. By exploring party politics, water provision, schooling, territorial division and cultural understanding, the case studies highlight core stakes and fundamental contradictions of present-day decentralization in West Africa. Contents: Inventing and mobilising the local: decentralisation and citizen participation in West Africa (Sten Hagberg) - De-scaling without democratic substance: water provisioning in peripheral Kano, Nigeria (Gunilla Andrae) - 'They have left us in a hole': democratisation and political power in a West African village (Guinea-Bissau) (Lars Rudebeck) - Foncier, pouvoirs locaux et décentralisation dans le département de Dakoro (Niger) (Abdoulaye Mohamadou) - The mobilization of the local in a public primary school in peri-urban Niamey, Niger (Gabriella Körling). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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